HCL to Expand Local Workforce up to 4,000

By Ishara gamage | Published: 2:00 AM Sep 18 2021
FT HCL to Expand Local Workforce up to 4,000

By Ishara gamage 

HCL Technologies, a leading global technology company, has completed one year of operations in Sri Lanka and recently surpassed a milestone of recruiting more than 1,000 local employees, including recent graduates as well as seasoned industry professionals, Corporate Vice President, HCL Technologies, Srimathi Shivashankar said on Thursday. Addressing a press conference, she said that they were willing to expand their Sri Lankan operations by increasing the local workforce up to 4,000 on medium to long-term basis. 

HCL entered Sri Lanka in 2020 with an aim to make it a global delivery hub that works on technology programmes for some of the biggest corporations in the world. The company now has a global delivery centre in Orion City, Colombo, and is expanding its footprint to Cinnamon Life, a state-ofthe-art office space, in the city. During its one year of operation in the country, HCL has launched several programmes to nurture and attract new talent. For young graduates who have completed threeyear or four-year studies in technical and non-technical streams, HCL Sri Lanka offers an opportunity to join the company as software engineers or IT analysts. 

Earlier this year, the company also launched its early career programme HCL TechBee to give A-Level students a head start to pursue their career path in the IT industry and pursue higher education from Horizon Campus, a leading university in Sri Lanka. In addition to programmes for new graduates, HCL Sri Lanka continuously hires experienced professionals for roles in digital, applications and infrastructure management, and actively engages with talent through a host of online webinars and programmes to drive its recruitment efforts. 

“We are delighted to celebrate our first year of success in Sri Lanka,” said Apparao VV, Chief Human Resources Officer, HCL Technologies. “We are optimistic about the country’s growth prospects and look forward to bringing in more global opportunities to the local community. Sri Lanka has an extremely talented and world-class pool of IT professionals, and we are certain our family here will continue to play an increasing role in serving our Global 2000 clients and partners situated all over the globe.” “On the first anniversary of our entry in Sri Lanka, we are extremely proud to have more than 1,000 locals working at HCL Sri Lanka,” said Srimathi Shivashankar, Corporate Vice President, HCL Technologies. “HCL is immensely grateful for continued support from the Board of Investment and the Government of Sri Lanka as we strengthen our base in the country.”

By Ishara gamage | Published: 2:00 AM Sep 18 2021

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